Sarpa Abharana Moorthy | Lord Shiva wearing Snake Vasuki on his neck

Lord Shiva is also called as Sarpa Abharana Moorthy, since he wears a pious snake around his neck. The reason for wearing the snake Vasuki on his neck is to show that he would always protect his devotees from difficulties and dangers, and also safeguards them from snake bites and from poisonous fevers. The Divine […]

Pattu Peethambaradhari

Dhoti also known as Veshti in Tamil is also known as Peethambaram, when it is adorned to the deities present in the temples. Lord Vishnu when he is adorned with Peethambaram, made out of silk material, is famously called as “PATTU PEETHAMBARADHARI”. Ancient people used the parlance Peethambaram for Dhotis. Lord Vishnu is very much […]

Darbha Sayana Murthy | Sri Rama taking Rest on Darbha Grass bed

After knowing about that his wife Sita was staying in Lanka, who was kidnapped by Ravana, Lord Rama decided to cross the sea with his Vanara army. Therefore Rama prayed to Lord Varuna, the God of Ocean, and patiently waited for a few days, by doing Yoga Nidra in the bed of Darbha grass, in […]

Ananda Thandava Moorthy | Lord Shiva in Blissful Dancing Form

Shiva

Lord Shiva is also known as Ananda Thandava Moorthy, since he joyfully performs dance from his holy abode Kailash, by squeezing the dwarf demon Muyalakan on his left foot, in order to remove the ignorance from his mind, and also to give great spiritual pleasure to him. Lord Shiva also happily dances in order share […]

Lord Brahma, the Divine Vedic Priest

Lord Brahma Dev is considered to be the first and foremost Vedic Priest, since he has performed marriage ceremonies to the deities like Shiva with Parvati, Venkateswara with Padmavati, Muruga with Valli and Devasa, Indra with Indrani and Vinayaka with Siddhi and Buddhi. Brahma is one among the Trimurti and he is also the creator […]

Ravana Samhara Murthy

Lord Rama is also known as Ravana Samhara Murthy, since he destroyed the dreaded demon Ravana, and removed the fear from the minds of the Devas, and also got back his wife Ma Sita from Lanka, and took her to his Ayodhya Kingdom. Before killing Ravana, Lord Rama has made many peace talks with him […]

Vritrasura Samhara Murthy

Lord Indra, the god of Devas, had once killed Demon Vritrasura, out of his powerful weapon Vajrayudha, and hence, thereafter, he was called as Vritrasura Samhara Murthy. Once there lived a demon whose name was Vrita, and he contains great powers, and through his powers, he began to harass the Devas, and also challenged Indra […]

Tripada Trimurti: Lord Shiva as Three footed Trinity

Trimurthi is the trinity of three deities Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Tripada Trimurthi is the form of Lord Shiva where he is described along with Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu forming the trinity. In the Tripada Trimurthi form, the legs of Vishnu and Shiva are seen, that is the reason it is called […]

Kali Purusha | Kali Purusha Mahatmyam

According to legend, Kali Purusha is created by Lord Brahma during the end of the Dwapara Yuga. He is having the features of Lord Brahma and contains his powers. He has been deputed by Lord Brahma to cause harm to the sinful people, and to even change the minds of the noble people, in order […]

Anagha Devi | Shakti of Lord Dattatreya

Mata Anagha Devi is considered as an aspect of Lord Dattatreya. She has formed from the powers of Lord Dattatreya, and she looks very beautiful, and contains shining face, and holds the divine nectar in her hands, and she shows motherly affection on us. Maa Anagha is a form of Mata Shakti Devi, and she […]

Dharma Devi | Dharma Devi Mata

Ma Dharma Devi also called as Dharma Devi Mata, is a holy aspect of Ma Shakti Devi, and she was mentioned in the famous epic Mahabharata. Ma Dharma Devi is also worshipped as Ma Draupadi Amman, since Draupadi was the pious consort of Yudhishtira, who was also called as Dharma, the son of Lord Yama […]

Significance of Pratyangira Devi

Significance of Pratyangira Devi… Pratyangira Devi is an avatar of Parvati Devi. She is also a form of Adi Parashakti and is the consort of Sharabeswarar, a form of Lord Shiva, who took the avatar to pacify Lord Narasimha. She contains lion’s face and human body and contains the combined power of Lord Vishnu, Lord […]

Navavatara of Hanuman | 9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman

Navavatara Hanuman

Navavatara of Hanuman are the 9 incarnations of Lord Hanuman. ‘Avatara’ is a form in which the Lord blesses his devotee. Anjaneya Swamy blessed his devotees in nine various forms. Navavatara of Hanuman begins with Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy and ends with Vanarakara Hanuman. Here is the nine incarnations (forms) of Hanuman  1. Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy […]

Significance of Panchamukha Hanuman

Panchamukha Hanuman

Significance of Panchamukha Hanuman, Mahatmya of Panchamukha Hanuman is explained here. Panchamukha Hanuman (Lord Panchamukha Anjaneyaswamy) is the Lord Hanuman who appears with five faces. The origin of Sri Panchamukha Anjaneya can be traced to a story in the Ramayana. During the Ramayana war (the war between Lord Rama and Ravana), Ravana sought the help […]

Sindoor and Hanuman

Sindoor is a type of holy mark in Hinduism, similar to sacred ash and sandal paste. It appears in orange and red colour and it would be mostly applied by Hindu married women on their foreheads, and they used to apply this paste, in order to show themselves as married women in front of others.Widows […]

Unknown Facts about Lord Hanuman

Hanuman Vratham

Lot of interesting incidents are associated with Lord Hanuman, especially, when he served as the divine attendant to Lord Rama, after the completion of his exile term, and after he becomes the king of Ayodhya. Lord Hanuman served very faithfully and fondly to Lord Rama, and he is considered to be the most important Bhagavatha […]

Veerabhadra Katha | Story of Veerabhadra Swamy

Veerabhadra is an avatar of Lord Shiva. He was created by Lord Shiva in order to teach a lesson for Lord Daksha, who had insulted Lord Shiva and avoided him to invite for the Yagna conducted by him. Sati was the daughter of Daksha. At her younger age, due to the holiness of Lord Shiva, […]

Ma Gundodari | Divine Attendant of Goddess Shakti

As per our ancient Puranas, Ma Gundodari is considered as the holy divine attendant of Ma Shakti Devi. She has been named like that, due to her fat body. We could have seen the images of Ma Gundodari in some temple Gopurams of Ma Shakti Devi, who would be eagerly blowing a form of Shanku […]

Murugan | Kartikeya | Subrahmanya | Skanda | Kumaraswamy

Lord Murugan Subramanya

Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Kadamba, Kathirvela, Senthilandava and Karthikeya, and also by various names, is the second son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. He was born from the third eye spark of Lord Shiva. He was a great warrior in the battle field. He fought with several asuras and defeated them. He was […]